LEAD SHRINKS TO TWO POINTS AFTER TWO DAYS AT SEA ISLAND
West wins four of five afternoon four-ball matches
ISLAND, Ga. A late rally in the morning
foursome matches progressed into a dominant afternoon
for the West team on the second day of the 2003 AJGA
Canon Cup, which included a 1 hour and 51 minute delay.
The West trails by two points, 16-14, with singles
play to decide the winning squad Thursday.
The tournament is being conducted at the Sea Island
Golf Club, Seaside Course. The 40-player event consists
of 32 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans among the East
and West teams, each composed of 10 girls and 10 boys.
Past competitors in the event include Charles Howell
III, Kelli Kuehne, Grace Park and Tiger Woods.
The tournament features three days of match play competition.
The first two days include foursome and four-ball
matches, and the final day is played in singles format.
In the 13-year history of the event, the East team
has claimed victory seven times, and the West has
captured five titles, including three of the last
four. One tie occurred in 1998.
At the conclusion of the morning matches, the East
maintained a five-match lead, 15-10. The East earned
five of the first seven points by winning four matches
and halving two. However, the West rallied and garnered
the final three matches to draw within five points.
In the second match of the day, Christie Reed of Coral
Springs, Fla., improved her 2003 Canon Cup record
to 3-0 when she, along with Brittany Lincicome of
Seminole, Fla., defeated Amanda Blumenherst of Scottsdale,
Ariz., and Amie Cochran of Torrance, Calif., 3 and
Im really confident with our team,
Reed said. Were really strong right now,
and were really proud of what weve done
The Easts Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla.,
also remained unbeaten and untied in three matches.
Granada teamed with Jennifer Pandolfi of Navarre,
Fla., for the second straight day and held off Jennie
Lee of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana
of Long Beach, Calif., 3 and 2.
Whitney Myers of East Berlin, Pa., and Amber Prange
of Noblesville, Ind., ended up losing their match,
but they didnt go without a fight. Despite trailing
by four with four holes remaining, Prange and Myers
prolonged the match with Ki-Shui Liao of Alameda,
Calif., and Kristen Svicarovich of Hillsboro, Ore.
The comeback attempt halted, though, when the 18th
hole was halved, yielding a point for the West.
Lauren Espinosa of Irving, Texas, and Taylor Leon
of Dallas, helped the morning charge of the West team,
with the eighth match of the day. Espinosa and Leon
took care of Mallory Code of Tampa, Fla., and Sukjin
Wuesthoff of Toms River, N.J., 6 and 4.
The West stormed out of the gate in the afternoon
mixed four-ball matches on the momentum of a strong
finish in the morning. The West won four of the five
afternoon four-ball matches to draw within two points,
setting up a tantalizing final day.
Its going to be a barn-burner, West
Captain Gus Montaño said. We came out
to a slow start. Fortunately we were able to win a
few points toward the end of the morning matches that
gave us some momentum into the afternoon.
Said East Captain Matt Cuccaro: Were still
up in points, and thats all that matters. Id
much rather be in the position were in than
Cochran and Randy Lowry of Spring, Texas, set the
tone in the afternoon with a solid performance for
a 5-and-4 win against Brendon Todd of Cary, N.C. and
As dusk settled, Hannah Jun of San Diego and Charlie
Holland of Dallas, garnered the intensely sought after
final point of the day, defeating Wuesthoff, and Brian
Harman of Savannah, Ga., 1-up. Wuesthoff had a bid
to halve the match on the 18th but could not convert
her par putt with many fellow competitors greenside.
Charlie and I pulled it off somehow, Jun
said. When I wasnt saving something, he
was saving something. I think (the match) was really
important, even half a point can cost you a Canon
The third and final day of the event will begin with
singles matches at 7:30 a.m. Thursday with tee times
continuing until 10:40 a.m. For more information,
please contact AJGA Canon Cup headquarters at (912)
ISLAND, Ga. Day two results from the 14th
annual AJGA Canon Cup, conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association at Sea Island Golf Club, Seaside
Course. Par 35-3570. Yardage: Boys 6,945; Girls
TWO TOTAL: EAST 16, WEST 14
EAST 5, WEST 5
List, Ringgold, Ga. (2003) & Brendon Todd, Cary,
N.C. (2003) EAST vs. Daniel Im, La Mirada, Calif.
(2004) & Zac Reynolds, Edmond, Okla. (2003) WEST,
Lincicome, Seminole, Fla. (2004) & Christie Reed,
Coral Springs, Fla. (2004) EAST def. Amanda Blumenherst,
Scottsdale, Ariz. (2005) & Amie Cochran, Torrance,
Calif. (2004) WEST, 3&2
Harman, Savannah, Ga. (2005) & Martin Ureta, Wesley
Chapel, Fla. (2003) EAST def. Randy Lowry, Spring,
Texas (2005) & Chad Wilcox, Peoria, Ariz. (2003)
Liao, Alameda, Calif. (2005) & Kristen Svicarovich,
Hillsboro, Ore. (2003) WEST def. Whitney Myers, East
Berlin, Pa. (2004) & Amber Prange, Noblesville,
Ind. (2003) EAST, 1 up
Gates, Jr., Gainesville, Fla. (2004) & Chris Kirk,
Woodstock, Ga. (2003) EAST vs. Charlie Holland, Dallas,
Texas (2005) & Will Osborne, Wichita Falls, Texas
(2004) WEST, halved
Granada, Bradenton, Fla. (2005) & Jennifer Pandolfi,
Navarre, Fla. (2004) EAST def. Jennie Lee, Huntington
Beach, Calif. (2005) & Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana,
Long Beach, Calif. (2003) WEST, 3&2
Puntawong, Bradenton, Fla. (2006) & Jarred Texter,
Millersville, Pa. (2004) EAST def. Jeff Gerlich, Austin,
Texas (2005) & Jonathan Moore, Portland, Ore.
(2004) WEST, 1 up
Espinosa, Irving, Texas (2005) & Taylor Leon,
Dallas, Texas (2005) WEST def. Mallory Code, Tampa,
Fla. (2003) & Sukjin Wuesthoff, Toms River, N.J.
(2005) EAST, 6&4
Su Han, Chino Hills, Calif. (2005) & Anthony Kim,
La Quinta, Calif. (2003) WEST def. Jon Curran, Hopkinton,
Mass. (2005) & Brett Lange, Atlanta, Ga. (2004)
EAST, 1 up
Jun, San Diego, Calif. (2003) & Angela Park, Torrance,
Calif. (2006) WEST def. Chris Brady, Cary, N.C. (2003)
& Jenny Suh, Fairfax, Va. (2003) EAST, 3&1
MIXED FOUR-BALL MATCHES
WEST 4, EAST 1
Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif. (2004) & Randy
Lowry, Spring, Texas (2005) WEST def. Brittany Lincicome,
Seminole, Fla. (2004) & Brendon Todd, Cary, N.C.
(2003) EAST, 5&4
Whitney Myers, East Berlin, Pa. (2004) & Luke
List, Ringgold, Ga. (2003) EAST def. Jennie Lee, Huntington
Beach, Calif. (2005) & Will Osborne, Wichita Falls,
Texas (2004) WEST, 4&2
Ki-Shui Liao, Alameda, Calif. (2005) & Jeff Gerlich,
Austin, Texas (2005) WEST def. Amber Prange, Noblesville,
Ind. (2003) & Robert Gates, Jr., Gainesville,
Fla. (2004) EAST, 4&2
Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Long Beach, Calif. (2003)
& Seung Su Han, Chino Hills, Calif. (2005) WEST
def. Jennifer Pandolfi, Navarre, Fla. (2004) &
Martin Ureta, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2003) EAST, 4&3
Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif. (2003) & Charlie
Holland, Dallas, Texas (2005) WEST def. Sukjin Wuesthoff,
Toms River, N.J. (2005) & Brian Harman, Savannah,
Ga. (2005) EAST, 1 up